Thursday, February 14, 2013

You're a mean one...

You're a mean one Mafe Grinch
You really are a heel
You're as cuddly as a cactus
You're as charming as an eel
Mafe Grinch!!
You're a bad banana with a... greasy black peel.

You're a mean one Mr Grinch by Christmas on Grooveshark
[just play it...] 

That's what some of my friends are calling me today.
Turns out I'M A GRINCH!
Just because I think Valentine's Day is no more or less special than any other day of the year... except Christmas... and my birthday, of course.

No, this is not heart-broken Mafe speaking, that one fell asleep some time ago. I'm fine now, thank you very much for asking.

On my defense, there are two things I can't stand:

Number One:
Colombia doesn't celebrate Valentine's day, we have another date to celebrate those kind of things: it's called "Love and Friendship day" on September 15th.
Yes, there are some Colombians that celebrate V-day, which, in my own and VERY personal opinion is ridiculous. Before this globalization mumbo-gumbo and internetz came to life, not many people in my country knew what this was about. Now, they want to be more "NorthAmericanized"* and pretend they are something they're not, which, for me is... well.. completely stupid.
Don't pretend to be cool by being something you're not... that's the OPPOSITE of cool.
And yes, there are some of us that live here in the US, with native lovers/husbands/wives/blah-blah-blah and all that stuff... fine, you're part of the culture now, don't do it because everyone else does it.

So, no.

Number Two:
Even the Colombian L&F day was a blah! day for me.
No, it wasn't because of lack of love OR friendship. I've had my share!
I'm no anti-romance or anti-love. It's just that I don't HAVE to be romantic because Hallmark tells me to be.

If you're the person I love, you'll receive surprises from me... just because.

I'll cook for you, even though I'm not a good cook. The best present from you would be eating any concoction I put together, no matter how yucky it tastes... do that and I'll be forever in love.
If I see something you might like I'll give it to you, just because. Seeing you enjoying it will make me smile for hours.
I'll learn about your favorite things, just because. You learning about mine will make me the happiest woman in the world.
I'll send you cute and sexy txt's, just because. Your replies will melt my heart... and well... everything else.

So, no.

Yes, I am a mean one, but not a Grinch.

This post goes hand-in-hand with the previous one.
Oh man...

* NorthAmericanized... because America is a continent, not a country. 
But that's another story.


  1. Pero lo divertido de amor y amistad es el amigo secreto, saber que uno le tiene que dar regalo a esa persona que por lo regular detestas y esperas un super regalo de tu mejor amigo y resulta que te dan una pendejada otra persona que tu detestas!. Esa es la magia de amor y amistad!.

    1. ... magia?? que dulzura la tuya compadre!!

  2. Jaja mafe y si te regalan chocolates y flores... Tenes que devolverlos?

  3. Tell me about it, that on top of that is my birthday!!!! I do agree with all you say about it because I hate commercial celebrations as well, and for me that includes Christmas.


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